Next stop of Crankworx World Tour was taking place for the first time in Les Gets, France. Tomas Slavik was taking part in 2 events there – Speed n Style and Pumptrack. After changing the rules of Speed N Style Slavik misses the TOP 4 by 0,2 s and ended up on 6th place. At pumptrack Slavik takes 3rd place!
“All tracks here were looking sick, best riders from all over the world were here and I was really looking forward to great racing, but the weather was against it all. Most of the day time we were spending with meetings, discussion, postponing races and watching the weather forecast. At speed n style they have changed the rules after my win at Rotorua and it was way more about style then speed now. Basically there were no “racers” at TOP 4 and I didn’t make it just by 0,2 seconds what is a pity. I have already learnt some backflip, 360s, working on flatspin but its all still way too risky for me so I hope I will be able to pull some tricks at Whistler maybe. Pumptrack was on. Such a cool pumptrack, I really loved that one and probably most fun racing on. I got to TOP 4 where I did some major mistake against BMX star Barry Nobles and had to go to small final against winner of quali Adrien Loron. In first heat I took a strong win and next heat it was all looking good for me, but at last straight Loron goes down and takes me down too. Probably the biggest crash of this race. Loron was looking really beat up so I hope he is ok! I was able to get away with this crash and made it to the finish. So at the end 3rd place at pump track. Man, that was really wild! Still sitting at overall 2nd spot at “King Of Crankworx” so lets see what Whistler in 2 months is about to bring! “
Pumptrack official highlights video http://www.pinkbike.com/
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Next race for Slavik is 2nd stop of City Downhill World Tour in Bratislava on next weekend! Keep your fingers crossed and for more info follow social media:
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